By Edward Bryant

a wonderful selection of wickedly apocalyptic tales by means of a two-time Nebula Award profitable author.

Three forlorn humans huddle in a mausoleum of the frozen lifeless; they're the only real survivors of a germ-warfare assault that has burnt up the western usa. Their in simple terms meals supply--the frozen corpses round them. Then, all at once, the fridges lose their electrical energy, and the lifeless start to thaw...

Rumors unfold that occupants of deserted vehicles alongside a wasteland street were kidnapped by way of titanic birds who hunt humans as smaller birds hunt worms for his or her younger. yet a school professor makes a decision that would now not be this sort of undesirable fate...

A little previous guy in New York's East Village breeds unusual animals to feed an overpopulated, food-short world...

In a temple of hallucination, promiscuous love results in manacled torture and a plaster-bound groin...

The final shark story...

Supposedly the subsequent smartest thing to a girl is a sheep, yet there is consequences...

A psychopathic hangman discourses together with his captive human pendulum...

These tales by way of Edward Bryant, similar to Ballard's Vermillion Sands, envision a bleak and forbidding destiny for man--one within which unheeded warnings were fatefully fulfilled: too many folks, no longer adequate nutrition, no longer sufficient paintings, lifeless relaxation, and the fear--or memory--of cataclysmic war.

His characters stay in a chilling international the place human values were both smothered or violently destroyed--a global that's, even now, terrifyingly attainable. "Whether our final vacation spot is utopia, dystopia, or Armageddon, we all know the curve is headed someplace. that is a truism. i believe the curve is directed downward--perhaps thoroughly off the graph. contemplate this booklet a chart; those tales, coordinates."

"Even in a style the place the 'flash-in-the-pan' author contains a excessive profile for 20 years earlier than vanishing, there are occasional heat-blasts of expertise that presage a protracted and extraordinary occupation to keep on with. From the e-book of his first tale of speculative fiction... it used to be noticeable that Edward Bryant is a author of intensity and compassion, instantaneously au courant and anxious with the undying examine of the human condition...

"In this fantastic collection... he makes a gap assertion that would definitely remind readers of fiction-that-stands-the-test-of-time, of Nathanael West, Donald Barthelme, and Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

"He is an excellent author who works with fresh palms, composure, and an indefatigable mind's eye. i like to recommend his paintings unequivocally."
--HARLAN ELLISON

Because of Ed's monetary wishes, his books are being bought as pre-orders so that it will get the money movement to him quicker. just about all the gains from this publication move on to Ed. Donations to aid with Ed's clinical and different monetary wishes also are such a lot liked through www.FriendsOfEd.org. Thank you!

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